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Human-centered software engineering : integrating usability in the software development lifecycle /

by Seffah, Ahmed; Gulliksen, Jan; Desmarais, Michel C.
Series: Human-computer interaction series: v. 8.Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, c2005Description: xxx, 391 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 140204027X; 9781402040276; 1402041136 (e-book); 9781402041136 (e-book).Subject(s): Human-computer interaction | Software engineering | User interfaces (Computer systems) | Object-oriented programming (Computer science)
Contents:
Part 1: User experiences, usability requirements and design. What drives software development: bridging the gap between software and usability engineering / Nuno J. Nunes -- Human activity modeling: toward a pragmatic integration of activity theory and usage-centered design / Larry L. Constantine -- A user-centered framework for deriving a conceptual design from user experiences: leveraging personas and patterns to create usable designs / Homa Javahery, ... [et al.] -- XML-based tools for creating, mapping and transforming usability engineering requirements / Fei Huang, ... [et al.] -- Part 2: Modeling and model-driven engineering multi-path transformational development of user interfaces with graph transformations / Quentin Limbourg and Jean Vanderdonckt -- Human-centered engineering with UIML / James Helms, ... [et al.] -- Megamodeling and metamodel-driven engineering for plastic user interfaces: mega-UI / Jean-S´┐Żebastien Sottet, Gaelle Calvary and Jean-Marie Favre -- Cause and effect in user interface development / Ebba Thora Hvannberg.
Part 3: Interactive systems architectures. From user interface usability to the overall usability of interactive systems: adding usability in system architecture / Mohamed Taleb, Ahmed Seffah and Daniel Engleberg -- Towards a refined paradigm for architecting usable systems / Tamer Rafla, Michel C. Desmarais and Pierre N. Robillard -- Trace-based usability evaluation using aspect-oriented programming and agent-based software architecture / Jean-Claude Tarby, Houcine Ezzedine and Christophe Kolski -- Achieving usability of adaptable software: the AMF-based approach / Franck Tarpin-Bernard, Kinan Samaan and Bertrand David -- Part 4: Reengineering, reverse engineering and refactoring. The GAINS design process / Martha J. Lindeman -- Legacy systems interaction reengineering / Modammad El-Ramly, Eleni Stroulia and Hani Samir -- Reverse engineering for usability evaluation / Atif M. Memon -- Task models and system models as a bridge / David Navarre, Philippe Palanque and Marco Winckler.
Summary: The fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Software Engineering (SE) have evolved almost independently from each other until the last two decades, when it became obvious that an integrated perspective would benefit the development of interactive software applications as considered in both disciplines. The chapters in this book are written by prominent researchers and practitioners who bring to light the major issues and challenges posed by this integration, and offer a variety of solutions in order to address the integration of HCI and SE, including: Extensions of software development methodologies to accommodate for the specific constraints of usage-centered design; Introduction of innovative, structured, and model-driven user interface engineering approaches; Addressing software architecture issues in the design of user interfaces; Reengineering of existing systems for better usability.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part 1: User experiences, usability requirements and design. What drives software development: bridging the gap between software and usability engineering / Nuno J. Nunes -- Human activity modeling: toward a pragmatic integration of activity theory and usage-centered design / Larry L. Constantine -- A user-centered framework for deriving a conceptual design from user experiences: leveraging personas and patterns to create usable designs / Homa Javahery, ... [et al.] -- XML-based tools for creating, mapping and transforming usability engineering requirements / Fei Huang, ... [et al.] -- Part 2: Modeling and model-driven engineering multi-path transformational development of user interfaces with graph transformations / Quentin Limbourg and Jean Vanderdonckt -- Human-centered engineering with UIML / James Helms, ... [et al.] -- Megamodeling and metamodel-driven engineering for plastic user interfaces: mega-UI / Jean-S´┐Żebastien Sottet, Gaelle Calvary and Jean-Marie Favre -- Cause and effect in user interface development / Ebba Thora Hvannberg.

Part 3: Interactive systems architectures. From user interface usability to the overall usability of interactive systems: adding usability in system architecture / Mohamed Taleb, Ahmed Seffah and Daniel Engleberg -- Towards a refined paradigm for architecting usable systems / Tamer Rafla, Michel C. Desmarais and Pierre N. Robillard -- Trace-based usability evaluation using aspect-oriented programming and agent-based software architecture / Jean-Claude Tarby, Houcine Ezzedine and Christophe Kolski -- Achieving usability of adaptable software: the AMF-based approach / Franck Tarpin-Bernard, Kinan Samaan and Bertrand David -- Part 4: Reengineering, reverse engineering and refactoring. The GAINS design process / Martha J. Lindeman -- Legacy systems interaction reengineering / Modammad El-Ramly, Eleni Stroulia and Hani Samir -- Reverse engineering for usability evaluation / Atif M. Memon -- Task models and system models as a bridge / David Navarre, Philippe Palanque and Marco Winckler.

The fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Software Engineering (SE) have evolved almost independently from each other until the last two decades, when it became obvious that an integrated perspective would benefit the development of interactive software applications as considered in both disciplines. The chapters in this book are written by prominent researchers and practitioners who bring to light the major issues and challenges posed by this integration, and offer a variety of solutions in order to address the integration of HCI and SE, including: Extensions of software development methodologies to accommodate for the specific constraints of usage-centered design; Introduction of innovative, structured, and model-driven user interface engineering approaches; Addressing software architecture issues in the design of user interfaces; Reengineering of existing systems for better usability.

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